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The Secrets Behind Directing Great Television from Someone Who Does It

Dan Attias breaks down his prolific directing experience and getting to the authenticity of storytelling…

In this episode, we talk about…

  • What sparked Dan’s interest in directing
  • How being a visiting series director is like the impulses of an actor
  • What happens when two people who have different understandings collide
  • The importance of connecting to the script and truly caring about the story
  • Key challenges of directing television vs. feature films
  • How to talk to actors who already have an established role
  • Why “generalness” is the enemy of creativity
  • The emotional rollercoaster of being a director
  • Examples of Dan’s directing experience to create more depth to the story and characters
  • Reaching the height of storytelling and having a beginner’s mind

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Author: George Edelman
This article comes from No Film School and can be read on the original site.

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